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which is the superior comedy?
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It wasn't a laughter track, it was a live studio audience. And a dislike a slap bass it the mark of a nazi racist.
I wouldn't choose between Seinfeld and Curb any more than I'd choose between my own children. They even share jokes.
I love Seinfeld however i can relate to Curb more and i find so much of the situations/moments come up in everyday life. All the support cast are great (as they are in Seinfeld) and i find the dialogue just amazing and for me this is because of the improv nature of it. I just started watching season 4 again a couple of nights back and i was pissing myself.
For me, I think Curb has more lol moments, but probably loses points for being essentially the same episode over and over again
I'm still working my way through Seinfeld. Last night I watched the first episode of season eight. I have to admit, I didn't find it very funny at all. Was this the point that Larry David stopped co-writing it? If so, are the last two seasons gonna be a bit meh?
after Larry left - but there are still a few classic episodes tucked in there
the bizarro jeery is brilliant as is The Nap and lots others actually.
Also Larry David continued to do the voice of Steinbrener, any episode with steinbrenner is a classic.
That looks like it's going to be as good as Black Frasier.
Couldn't be any worse than those British rip-offs of Curb that didn't even have the decency to use the title.
"It was huge on BET, on at 9 or 9.15"
Stealthy - Are you actually Huey Freeman?
I have his beaming smile and bright disposition. But not his hair. Or his enthusiasm for black power.
Calling Art_Vandelay to the thread
What if the loser finds out somehow?? I love them equally but if you said I could only watch one show for the rest of my life and it had to be either Curb or Seinfeld I'd say Seinfeld. It has more variety.
as it exists in a slightly surreal, heightened reality, in which three completely separate story-strands come together at the end of the episode due to a massively complicated and unlikely series of events.
Curb goes for the fly-on-the-wall approach which is not automatically better or worse, just different, though it still uses the same plot machinations to get a few separate stories to bump into each other.
If I had to choose I'd pick Seinfeld, not that there's anything wrong with Curb.
as brilliant and hilarious Curb is, it is essentially the same thing every time (like House).
Whereas Seinfeld has more going on it in, particularly in the way the threads of the plots weave their way through to their insane conclusions.
Seinfeld is horribly unfunny.
Curb is great but Seinfeld is more consistently funny, and it has George Costanza.
decent likeable people
Seinfeld is quite dark and cynical, the characters are all self-obsessed and devious, though as a viewer fun to be around, and it's all wrapped up with the conventions of a mainstream American sitcom to fool you into thinking it's warmer and fuzzier than it actually is. which is a nice contrast Curb lacks.
because it isn't as cringworthy as curb and it holds up slightly better in repeated viewings, which is where curb suffers i think.
having said that, curb is still awesome.
my working out: Season 4 being on a par with Arrested Development Season 2 and Spaced Series 1 when it comes to TV comedy.
Curb season and arrested development season 2. In fact for me arrested development season 2 is probably my favourite comedy ever!
I just can't watch it anymore. Arrested Development is of course amazing (A seal with a bowtie bit off my hand!), but I just don't love it anywhere near as much as Seinfeld, only prime-era Simpsons comes so close to perfection.
"He's a bra-sniffing dog! He's a very good bra-sniffing dog!"
the other is themed around the bet episode.
but it's still really hard to pick. My brother would probably say Seinfeld, so I'll go with Curb.
I love curb, but I keep going back to Seinfeld again and again. George > Larry every time.